Guinea Bissau political crisis: Buhari appoints Obasanjo as Special Envoy


President Muhammadu is deeply concerned by the unfolding political situation in Bissau following the dismissal of the Prime Minister, Mr. Domingos Simoes Pereira and his cabinet by President Jose Mario Vaz.
According to Presidential Media Adviser, Femi Adesina, in demonstration of true African solidarity and brotherhood, had sent former President as his Special Envoy to mediate and help find a solution to the crisis brewing in Bissau.
Obasanjo embarked on the first leg of his mission by consulting with the current Chairman of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government, President Macky Sall of Senegal in Dakar yesterday.
It is regrettable that while Obasanjo was still consulting with President Sall, President Jose Mario Vaz of Bissau proceeded to appoint and swear-in a new Prime Minister in the person of Mr. Baciro Dja, a development that has worsened the political situation in his country.
appeals for calm and calls on the leadership in to exercise utmost restraint and ensure the maintenance of law and order as efforts continue to resolve the current crisis.
The President particularly urges the leadership in , including the military, to ensure respect for constitutional order, sanctity of life and safety of citizens, and avoid taking any further action that can threaten the fragile democratic institutions recently established in the country.

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